There is an old saying: laughter is the best medicine. And I really believe it’s true! I’m not sure they teach it in medical school, but the practice of laughing long and hard is something that Meredith and Aaron, both navy doctors, definitely subscribe to! These two bring so much joy to one another. We spent a wonderful afternoon together recently for their engagement session, and I left feeling lighter and brighter for having spent time in their company!
Meredith and Aaron were first introduced by their mutual friend Riley. They hit it off immediately, but at the time lived in different states. Months later, and deeply into her medical rotation at Walter Reed, Meredith received a text from Aaron out of the blue. It was a joke that made her laughter out loud…and she says she hasn’t stopped laughing since! After some long-distance dating, the two finally found themselves in the same town. And right before Meredith’s deployment in October 2016, Aaron insisted that they take a walk down to their favorite local spot, a dock on Bogue Sound. Once there, Aaron dropped to a knee and asked Meredith to be his wife. She was so surprised she nearly fell off the dock! Luckily she managed to stay dry and say ‘Yes!’ But the surprises weren’t done…both Meredith’s and Aaron’s parents suddenly rushed onto the dock from hiding places in the bushes…and their friend Riley emerged from the water with a GoPro camera! He’d caught the whole thing on video! What a plan Aaron hatched and carried off to perfection. Amazing!
Their engagement session took place at First Landing State Park in Virginia. This is a special spot for these two, they love to run there on the weekends. We shared a lovely conversation about being in the military. My husband is in the military, so it’s always an honor to work with a couple with whom I share this connection. I’m very much looking forward to their May wedding at the Inn at Warner Hall!
I hope you enjoy these photos from the beautiful afternoon we spent together at the beach with the most perfect lighting !